Implications Of Health Economic Concepts For Health Care

Implications Of Health Economic Concepts For Health Care

Assignment 1: Implications of Health Economic Concepts for Health Care

Select at least five (5) economic concepts covered in the first four (4) weeks’ readings and discuss the primary manner in which these concepts impact the world of health care economics. Some examples of selected concepts are health demand and supply, elasticity, resources, health measures, and costs.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Assess the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.
  2. Defend or critique the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.
  3. Analyze the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.
  4. Analyze the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.
  5. Use at least five (5) current references. (No more than 4 years back). And three (3) of these references must be from current peer-reviewed sources to support and substantiate your comments and perspectives. 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

HSA 510

Assignment 1: Implications of Health Economic Concepts for Health Care

Due Week 4 and worth 200 points

Select at least five (5) economic concepts covered in the first four (4) weeks’ readings and discuss the primary manner in which these concepts impact the world of health care economics. Some examples of selected concepts are health demand and supply, elasticity, resources, health measures, and costs.

Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which you:

  1. Assess the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.
  2. Defend or critique the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.
  3. Analyze the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.
  4. Analyze the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.
  5. Use at least five (5) current references. (No more than 4 years back). And three (3) of these references must be from current peer-reviewed sources to support and substantiate your comments and perspectives.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Explain how selected economic principles apply to the health care market and the provisions of health care services.

· Analyze the factors that are influencing the demand and supply of health care services in the U.S.

· Assess current economic trends that influence the cost, quality, and access to care.

· Use technology and information resources to research issues in health economics.

· Write clearly and concisely about health economics using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 200

Assignment 1: Implications of Health Economic Concepts for Health Care

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

  1. Assess the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely assessed the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.

Partially assessed the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.

Satisfactorily assessed the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.

Thoroughly assessed the value of health care professionals and decision makers understanding the discipline of health economics.

  1. Defend or critique the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery. Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely defended or critiqued the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.

Partially defended or critiqued the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.

Satisfactorily defended or critiqued the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.

Thoroughly defended or critiqued the importance of considering the complex nature of health and health care when examining the economic principles related to health care delivery.

  1. Analyze the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Partially analyzed the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Satisfactorily analyzed the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Thoroughly analyzed the primary potential benefits of learning about health economics related to government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

  1. Analyze the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely analyzed the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Partially analyzed the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Satisfactorily analyzed the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

Thoroughly analyzed the main potential benefits of learning about health economics related to private sector government involvement in health care economics, financing, and delivery.

  1. 5 references (or number in the assignment)

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

  1. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Partially free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

  1. Appropriate use of APA in-text citations and reference section

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in APA style.

Most in-text citations and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in APA style.

In-text citations and references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted correctly in APA style.

  1. Information Literacy/Integration of Sources

Weight: 5%

Serious errors in the integration of sources, such as intentional or accidental plagiarism, or failure to use in-text citations.

Sources are partially integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are mostly integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

Sources are consistently integrated using effective techniques of quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

  1. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is mostly clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

Information is provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and evidence that logically support ideas.

 
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